Westlink security alert declared a hoax

The Westlink in Belfastwhich was closed in both directions and a number of homes have been evacuated due to a security alert.

The Westlink in Belfastwhich was closed in both directions and a number of homes have been evacuated due to a security alert.

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A security alert which forced Belfast residents to evacuate their homes, and closed the Westlink in both directions, is now over – and has been declared a hoax.

An Army Technical Officer attended the scene in the Cullingtree Road area on Monday and, following a clearance operation, a device was confirmed as an elaborate hoax.

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Chief Inspector Anthony McNally said: “Our response to today’s security alert consisted of partnership working on a number of fronts.

 

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